GARDENSTORY: THE GARDEN AS TEACHER
“GARDENSTORY”: THE GARDEN AS TEACHER (USA, 2007, 27 min.)
The Prudential Outdoor Learning Center of the Greater Newark Conservancy
The role of the garden in the lives of inner-city children—as a place of discovery that awakens interest and imparts important environmental values to future generations—is explored in this episode of the “GardenStory” series. One of the most creative and effective instruments of environmental education in the country, the new Prudential Outdoor Learning Center of the Greater Newark Conservancy, New Jersey’s first urban environmental education resource center, is the focus of this film. “GardenStory” host Rebecca Frischkorn visits the gardens and talks with volunteers, teachers and students who recount their love of these gardens and the many things they have learned from them. Rebecca Frischkorn, Executive Producer, “GardenStory.” Directed by Bill Reifenberger and produced by Silverthorn Films.
Introduced by Dr. Thomas Elias, Director, U.S. National Arboretum. Discussion with filmmaker Rebecca Frischkorn, composer Adrienne Penebre, and Robin Dougherty, Executive Director of the Greater Newark Conservancy.
FREE. Advance registration required: www.usna.usda.gov/Education or call 202-245-4521.